Anmol Narang Becomes First Observant Sikh Woman To Graduate From US Military Academy

In something truly inspiring and iconic, a woman has made history by becoming the first observant Sikh to graduate from the US Military Academy.

As per CNN, Anmol Narang is the academy’s first observant Sikh. She described the honour as “an incredible feeling”, and further added that,

It’s a humbling experience, I have never worked harder for anything in my life. Being a Sikh woman is a very important part of my identity and if my experience can play a small role in being an inspiration for others, regardless of career field, that will be wonderful.

Back in 1987, Congress had passed a law prohibiting religious communities from practicing certain articles of their faith while serving in the US military. Hence, for 30 years Sikh members were not allowed to practice core tenets of their religion like naturally growing hair and turbans. This however was challenged, and changed as in 2017, the Army updated its rules governing religious liberties.




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